Here’s a look at some of the headlines from this week’s Ridgefield Press:

  • The Press staff hands out the hardware for 2017: What were the top stories? Who were the top athletes? Why is there still alternating traffic on Route 35? All these questions are answered in this week's paper. Oh what a year it was!
  • The school district's business manager is stepping down at the end of the year. The Board of Education will be looking for his replacement next month and looking to make a hire in February.
  • The town's finances are looking "clean," according to a state audit report that was given to the Board of Finance the week before Christmas.
  • Speaking of the week before Christmas, the news was dominated by a dog named Texas — a state police bloodhound that went missing during a search and rescue on Wooster Mountain.
  • It was a short paper this week so obituaries, legal notices, and community columns take up more than an eighth of this week's Press.
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